Oculus Rift Gets a Temporary Price Drop Just in Time for the Holiday Season

Just in time for the holidays, the Oculus announces a temporary (albeit minor) price cut for its VR headset the Oculus Rift which is valid December 20.

on December 19, 2017 2:39 AM

To celebrate the holiday season, Oculus has announced that its virtual reality headset, the Oculus Rift will receive a temporary price cut for the next few days.

According to the manufacturer, the virtual reality headset along with its two touchpad controllers is now available for $379; the offer is valid until Wednesday, December 20, 11:59 p.m. PST/December 21 2:59 a.m. EST. Those looking to grab one can purchase the product directly Oculus’ website or through Amazon, Best Buy, and Newegg. Additionally, those who purchase the headset these next couples of days will also receive Luckey’s Tale, Medium, Toybox, Quill, Dead and Buried, Dragon Front, and Robo Recall, free of charge.

While this is a great, last-minute gift idea, the price drop overall is minor. Especially when you consider that its only $20 off its original purchase price, which was announced last October by the company that the Rift & Touch controller bundle was getting a permanent price drop to $399.99. Nevertheless, those that have a VR ready PC, and are looking to get into virtual reality; the Oculus Rift is a good (and affordable when compared to the HTC Vive) headset. On top of that, earlier this month, the company released a new update for the headset, which introduces two heavily requested features.

For more information on whether your PC is powerful enough to run the Oculus Rift, you can it check out the official Oculus website.

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Taylor Lyles is a staff writer at DualShockers. She specializes in gaming hardware, eSports, virtual reality, new releases and upcoming titles. Born and raised in Maryland, Taylor is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies from Stevenson University. In her free time, she enjoys playing lacrosse, going fishing, studying Fallout lore, and may or may not have an unhealthy obsession with the Dead Rising series.